Expiscor: v. /ek.spi.skr/ The latin word expiscor means to fish out, to find out, or to discover. It seemed like an appropriate name for this podcast, which will offer my personal reflections on fisheries and aquaculture and how research can help improve their role in improving peoples lives.Aimed at both development professionals and the general listener, each podcast will tackle a current or controversial topic, that I hope will inform listeners and stimulate debate. Please feel free to provide feedback by visiting http://blog.worldfishcenter.org/.There will be about 10 podcasts per year all of them written by me, narrated by me, and critiqued by one or more colleagues. I hope you enjoy them and perhaps even find them useful.
“What have you done with these women – they have changed!”14/10/2013 Duración: 04min
Celebrating positive impact in people's lives on the International Day of Rural Women
"Big Salmon" steps up, but don't forget the little guys - for their sake and ours28/08/2013 Duración: 05min
The salmon industry's decision to collectively pursue Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification is an important step, but it's upgrading small-scale farming where the big pay-offs lie.
The women of Bangladesh are using their heads11/06/2013 Duración: 05min
Women in Bangladesh and their families are reaping nutritional benefits from integrated development approaches that bring together science, research and expertise from a variety of sectors and fields
Listen, someone important is trying to tell us something07/05/2013 Duración: 07min
Reflections on research in development, and the book "Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid"
Development in difficult places - how do we reach the billion people that have been left behind?22/01/2013 Duración: 09min
Stephen discusses different approaches to achieving development outcomes by re-imagining agricultural research in development
Reflections on Gender Transformative Research09/11/2012 Duración: 13min
Stephen reflects on a recent workshop on the new approach to gender research, transforming agricultural development.
Evolving solutions for new horizons: Reflections on a conversation21/09/2012 Duración: 05min
Stephen reflects on the outcomes of Seaweb’s 10th International Seafood Summit, that was held in Hong Kong from September 5-8, 2012
Acidifying Oceans and the Future of Molluscs - Implications for Food Security?27/04/2012 Duración: 07min
Some of the threats posed by climate change can appear rather esoteric or abstract. One of these is ocean acidification - it is not immediately obvious why we should care. A recent paper by Sara Cooley and colleagues give a good example of why the threat of changing ocean chemistry matters.
More fish - surely we just need to farm the sea?20/03/2012 Duración: 07min
Mariculture certainly holds promise as part of the solution to meeting our need and demand for fish, but it's not the obvious option that many people imagine.
Plenty of Fish in the Sea?06/01/2012 Duración: 08min
How many of us have been told at some point in our lives “don’t worry…there’s plenty more fish in the sea”? This old proverb might comfort us for disappointment in love, but taken in its most literal sense, few people seem to believe it.
Fish - Making a Meal of it13/12/2011 Duración: 10min
There is something circular about the idea of catching fish to use as feed for farmed fish, livestock, poultry and our pets. And with about one third of the global fish catch going in this direction, most of it destined for aquaculture, you might well ask whether growing the farmed fish to put in your supermarket has deprived a hungry or malnourished person of food.
Fish and Nutrition - Not All Fish are Created Equal01/11/2011 Duración: 07min
The idea that fish is a healthy diet choice is widespread, but fish differ in the benefits they offer, with implications for how we help the malnourished.